Donegal business leaders back “Yes” campaign

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook Google+ Newsx Adverts Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Donegal business leaders have come out in support of a YES vote in the upcoming Fiscal Stability Treaty referendum.At a meeting last evening organised by IBEC North West a number of high profile business people endorsed a Yes vote.Speaking following the meeting Peter Mulrine of P Mulrine & Sons said: that A yes vote is vital to the interests of this country and will provide greater certainty about our economic future.Lynn Temple of Magee & Co said: “The treaty is not the solution to all our current difficulties, but it is part of the solution. The economic stability that the Fiscal Stability Treaty will provide will act as a confidence boost for the economy.Deirdre McGlone of Harvey’s Point Country Hotel said: “The Fiscal Stability Treaty will provide certainty about the future funding of the state. Access to the European Stability Mechanism is a vital insurance policy and is an essential part of restoring confidence and economic stability.There views where endorsed by Senator Jimmy Harte, Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh and Minister Frances Fitzgerald who was in donegal to fufill a number of functions. WhatsApp Previous articleSF welcome “positive” meeting with Acting Chief SuperintendentNext articleHSE launches “Clean Hands Save Lives” campaign News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Donegal business leaders back “Yes” campaign Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – May 5, 2012 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Church of England investment fund returns 14.4%

first_imgThe Church Commissioners – the investment arm of the Church of England – have announced returns of 14.4% on their £6.7bn (€9.3bn) portfolio for 2014.Slightly lower than the 15.9% delivered in 2013, the return is still well ahead of the fund’s target of inflation plus 5%.The endowment fund – which helps finance the Church’s activities, as well as pensions arising from pre-1998 service – revealed that the star performer was property, delivering an overall return of 27%, with double-digit returns across all sectors.Returns came predominantly from capital growth, including realised gains on sales.  The Commissioners attributed this to taking a truly long-term approach and having stewardship of
 a well-diversified and high-quality set of investment property portfolios.Commercial property (4.7% of assets) returned 48.3%.A landmark transaction was the sale of a 64.2% beneficial interest in the Pollen Estate, Mayfair, London, to Norges Bank Investment Management and The Crown Estate for £381m, the Commissioners’ biggest-ever property deal.Strategic land – which provides development opportunities and makes up 2.3% of the portfolio – delivered 23.4%, while indirectly held property (4.7% of the portfolio) returned 18%, largely from care home investments in the UK and real estate holdings in the US.Meanwhile, equities performed less strongly than in 2013, returning 7.8%, although this was still ahead of the 6.8% benchmark.Returns were, however, helped by a bias towards global markets away from the UK – 10.9% of assets in domestic, compared with 24% in global equities.Global mandates returned 11.2%, compared with 0.7% from the UK holdings.The endowment fund used market strength to take profits from its global holdings, adding to defensive equity.A specialist smaller company manager was added in Brazil, after a period of significant weakness in that market.Private equity, however, made 15.8%, and the Commissioners plan to expand the fund’s 3.7% allocation over the next few years.Fixed income, which includes investments in US high-yield bonds and emerging market debt, returned -0.5% in 2014.The portfolio was reorganised during the year to protect it from a changing interest rate environment, and the low weighting will be continued.However, the private credit portfolio, started in 2012, returned 10.2%.In 2014, exposure was increased to seek higher returns and better diversification.Exposure was also increased for timberland and forestry, which delivered a total return of 22.3%.Timberland purchases in Australia, the US and the UK made the Commissioners the largest private owner of forestry in the UK.The Commissioners have also published a responsible investment review, setting out progress made in their socially responsible investing.There are already investment exclusions such as arms, pornography, gambling, tobacco and high interest-rate lending, and certain restrictions have recently been introduced for investing in companies active in the alcohol industry.The Commissioners are also an influential member of the “Aiming for A” investor coalition, which led a successful bid to obtain increased disclosure from BP on its climate change strategy at the company’s AGM last month.A similar resolution will be proposed at Royal Dutch Shell’s AGM next Tuesday.At end-2014, £299m (4.5%) of the Church Commissioners’ fund qualified for inclusion in the Low-Carbon Investment Registry maintained by the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change, including £253m in sustainably certified forestry.A further £284m (4% of assets) is in listed equities run by Generation Investment Management, co-founded by former US vice-president Al Gore, all of whose investments must meet sustainability criteria.last_img read more

Marcia Abasolo, 72, Wellington: Jan. 31, 1944 – June 6, 2016

first_imgMarcia AbasoloMarcia L. Abasolo, of Wellington, died Monday, June 6, 2016 at Wellington Health and Rehab at the age of 72.Marcia was born the daughter of Marion and Inez (Whitten) Krumrey on Monday, January 31, 1944 in Wichita. Her parents preceded her in death. Her caring and loving nature served her well as a CNA for many years in the home health industry. She will be missed by many.Survivors include her son, Kevin Pruitt and his wife Joanna of Wellington; daughter, Rhonda Owens of Wellington; daughter, Andrea McCarty of Wichita; son, Scott Pruitt and his wife Shannon of Wellington, Kansas, grandchildren: Emma Carpenter, Dusttin Norton, Mallory Norton, Sean Owens and his wife Jewell, Stephanie Beauchamp, Evyn Beauchamp, Sierra McCarty, Eric Pruitt and Mariah Pruitt; 5 great-grandchildren and her brother, Ken Krumrey and his wife Nancy of Longmont, Colorado.  Graveside services for Marcia will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to Heartland Hospice. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Fulham v Aston Villa: Sidwell is recalled

first_imgFulham midfielder Steve Sidwell is restored to the starting line-up for the game against his former club, with Pajtim Kasami dropping to the bench. Youngster Lasse Vigen Christensen is among the substitutes for the first time.Aston Villa are without skipper Ron Vlaar and Antonio Luna, who are both injured.Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Hughes, Senderos, Riise; Dejagah, Parker, Karagounis, Sidwell, Kačaniklić; Berbatov.Subs: Stockdale, Zverotic, Richardson, Kasami, Duff, Ruiz, Christensen.Aston Villa: Guzan, Herd, Baker, Clark, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Delph, Westwood, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke.Subs: Steer, Lowton, Helenius, Albrighton, Bowery, Sylla, Tonev.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Rams’ Todd Gurley says he doesn’t care about Super Bowl role

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes FILE – In this Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley celebrates after scoring against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half in an NFL divisional football playoff game in Los Angeles. Gurley loved to attend the Super Bowl as a fan the past few years. Now that he finally gets to play in it with the Rams, the star running back doesn’t even care if he’s sharing carries with C.J. Anderson. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Todd Gurley is a serious sports fan who loves going to the Super Bowl each winter, attending all of the decadent parties and soaking up the game-day atmosphere.The Los Angeles Rams’ superstar running back will miss out on most of those wild parties this year in Atlanta, but he doesn’t mind too much.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town RJ Barrett, No. 2 Duke pull away to beat Georgia Tech Nobody saw it in New Orleans, where Gurley made almost no impact on the Rams’ 26-23 overtime victory. The highest-paid running back in NFL history touched the ball only five times, albeit scoring a TD on one of those touches, rushing just four times and failing to catch two of the three passes intended for him.He was mostly a spectator down the stretch while watching Anderson, the veteran running back acquired by Los Angeles to fill in while Gurley missed the final two games of the regular season with a knee injury.Unlike some elite running backs, Gurley has repeatedly said he doesn’t care how many touches he gets as long as the Rams are winning. He appears to have a harmonious vibe with Anderson, who predicts a bounce-back performance by Gurley in the Super Bowl.He also still remembers the Rams’ miserable 4-12 season in 2016, when his ability was widely questioned. Being one part of a winning team is infinitely more appealing than being a star on a loser.“This whole game is bigger than me,” Gurley said. “It’s not just about me. Why is Todd not getting the ball? Why is that? Because there’s only one football and there’s 11 guys.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Still, Gurley is a major reason why the Rams were in position to reach the Super Bowl in the first place, thanks to his latest outstanding regular season. He finished third in the league with 1,251 yards rushing and racked up an NFL-best 21 touchdowns, excelling as a runner and a receiver for the second straight year in Sean McVay’s offense.But Gurley’s up-and-down form and usage since early December has been surprising and potentially troublesome for the Rams.Although he was effective as a receiver, Gurley managed just 76 combined yards rushing in his final two regular-season games in early December before sitting out the Rams’ last two games. He returned with a 115-yard rushing game against Dallas in the divisional playoff round, but Anderson put up 123 yards — and then Gurley barely factored in the Rams’ game plan in New Orleans.McVay has attempted to take the blame for this series of quiet performances by his franchise running back.“Any time that you have a player like Todd Gurley on your team, I’ve got to do a better job of getting him involved and getting him into the flow of the game,” McVay said this week, lamenting Gurley’s lack of touches against the Saints. “That’s something that I have to be accountable for.”But if McVay goes to Anderson early and often again in Atlanta, Gurley insists he won’t mind watching another Super Bowl.“You live for moments like that,” Gurley said. “But like I said, you live, you learn. I don’t give a damn what I do (in the game), honestly. I just want to win, so I don’t really care. You always want to do good, but you just want to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “I’m used to going to the Super Bowl, being with my boys, hanging out,” Gurley said. “But we actually get a chance to play in it this year, so it’s cool, man. It’s a great feeling. We’re all happy. I’m happy. It’s no better feeling than how we’re feeling right now.”The Rams (15-3) want Gurley to be more than a spectator against the New England Patriots, and they’ll probably need much more from the 2017 Offensive Player of the Year than he was able to provide in his unusually quiet NFC championship game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGurley is not a boastful person in most public settings, but he is confident in his ability to finish the season with a bang. He also insists he doesn’t mind if C.J. Anderson or somebody else does his job, as long as the Rams are all getting rings.“We’re all going to have our downs, but you enjoy it even more when you do something great, or you have that success,” Gurley said. “I know who I am. I’m comfortable with myself. I’m the best. I’m the best at my position. I’ve been that way all my whole life, so it’s like I’m going to keep striving. I know what I can do.” US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Show must go on: Shikhar Dhawan says in emotional message after being ruled out of World Cup 2019

first_imgIndia opener Shikhar Dhawan on Wednesday posted an emotional video on his social media accounts, just hours after he was ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup 2019 with a thumb injury.Dhawan will be replaced by wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant in India’s 15-member squad after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sent an official request to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a replacement.In the minute-long video, Dhawan spoke about the extent of his injury and urged fans to keep on supporting the Indian team as they look to reclaim the trophy and bring it back home for the third time.”I feel emotional to announce that I will no longer be a part of #CWC19. Unfortunately, the thumb won’t recover on time. But the show must go on.. I’m grateful for all the love & support from my team mates, cricket lovers & our entire nation. Jai Hind!” Dhawan wrote on the post.”Unfortunately my thumb won’t be recovering on time, I really wanted to play the World Cup and represent my country. Now it’s time for me to go back, recover well and be ready for the next action.”I’m sure the boys are doing a great job at the moment and they are going to win the World Cup. Keep praying for us and keep supporting us, you support and prayers are very important and very dear to us. Thank you again for all your support and love,” Dhawan said in the video.advertisementI feel emotional to announce that I will no longer be a part of #CWC19. Unfortunately, the thumb won’t recover on time. But the show must go on.. I’m grateful for all the love & support from my team mates, cricket lovers & our entire nation. Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/zx8Ihm3051Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 19, 2019The team management had put Shikhar Dhawan under observation but called in Rishabh Pant from India as cover just before India’s match against New Zealand, which was eventually was washed out without a ball being bowled.In the next game on June 16, KL Rahul walked in to open with Rohit Sharma against Pakistan, scored 57 and added a record 136 for the 1st wicket.Official Announcement – @SDhawan25 ruled out of the World Cup. We wish him a speedy recovery #TeamIndia #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/jdmEvt52qSBCCI (@BCCI) June 19, 2019India have had a great start to their World Cup campaign. They have won against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan while the game against New Zealand was washed out.India next face Afghanistan on Saturday (June 22) before they take on West Indies, hosts England, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.Also Read | Shikhar Dhawan out of World Cup 2019, Rishabh Pant named replacementAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Injured Shikhar Dhawan helps teammates out with drinksAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan is going to be in a plaster for couple of weeks: Virat Kohlilast_img read more

10 months ago​Watford loanee Lukebakio nominated for Bundesliga award

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Watford loanee Lukebakio nominated for Bundesliga awardby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford loanee Dodi Lukebakio has continued to impress on loan at Fortuna Dusseldorf.His performances in recent weeks have earned him a nomination for the Rookie of the Month award in Germany.He has been in great form all season, netting a hat trick against Bayern Munich and scoring against Borussia Dortmund as well.The 21-year-old has seven goals in 15 appearances for Fortuna this season.There is hope he will be back with Watford for next season. last_img read more

Photo: Amari Cooper’s Name Has Been Added To The First-Team All-American Wall At Alabama

first_imgAmari Cooper named first team all american.Amari Cooper’s time at Alabama has come to an end, as the wide receiver is headed to the NFL, but the former star will be forever remembered inside the Crimson Tide’s facility. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound wideout is one of the greatest wide receivers in Alabama history, so it’d be pretty tough to forget him, but that won’t be possible now, anyway. Cooper’s name has been etched into the first-team All-American wall inside the Crimson Tide’s facility, next to the other wide receivers who accomplished similar greatness. Cooper finished his Alabama career with 3,463 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns. He’s expected to be an early-to-mid first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.last_img read more